Court Approved Anger Management

Anger often arises as a response to perceived threats, injustices, or frustrations. It can be triggered by external events or internal thoughts, and its intensity varies from person to person. Recognizing the signs of anger, such as increased heart rate, muscle tension, and changes in facial expression, is crucial for early intervention.

We offer anger management programs for adolescents, teens, adults, and the workplace. 


Program Components

Component 1: Assessment

  • Anger Management Assessment: Objective computer assessment designed to determine if anger is State (situational) or Trait (temperament). A subjective evaluation is also completed.
  • Definition of anger
  • Taking a time-out
  • Anger Questionnaires

Component 2: Understanding the Anger Habit

  • The anger habit is automatic
  • The anger habit feels normal
  • The anger habit is compulsive
  • Tracking anger is the brain and body
  • Steps two for changing old habits and mental programming

Component 3: My Anger Hot-Spots

  • 5 Interrelated phases of an anger episode
  • Triggers and Hot-Buttons
  • Time-out vs. walking out

Component 4: Anger and Self-Talk

  • Understanding Self-Talk and the various forms of Self-Talk
  • The power of self-talk to be constructive and destructive—it’s your choice
  • How beliefs drive action
  • Principles of Mental for gaining control of your self-talk
  • Stopping distorted thinking

Component 5: Communication Styles

  • Passive
  • Passive-Aggressive
  • Aggressive
  • Assertive

Component 6: Assessing Your Anger Style

  • Suppress
  • Repress
  • Express (positive or negative)
  • Confess
  • Writing a good-bye letter to Anger
  • Identifying primary and secondary feelings
  • Feelings of anger

Component 7: Where did I get my anger?

  • Family of origin questionnaire
  • How our anger affects other people
  • How does your anger affect you
  • Becoming aware of your beliefs about anger
  • Anger defense mechanisms

Component 8: Anger is a Choice

  • What choices do I have in dealing with anger?
  • My circle of control
  • Anger control begins with awareness
  • Stopping old angry patterns

Component 9: Stress Management and Anger

  • Definitions of stress
  • How stress can trigger anger
  • Identifying stress symptoms
  • Stress reduction and management strategies

Component 10: Learning to Take Care of Your Anger

  • Caring for your baby's anger
  • Your anger is your friend?
  • Breathing exercises

Component 11: Invalidation and Validation

  • Definition of invalidation and validation
  • Identifying invalidating responses
  • The power of validation in stopping anger in interpersonal encounters

Component 12: Developing Emotional Intelligence

  • Differences between emotional intelligence and emotional stupidity
  • Habits of Highly Emotionally intelligent people
  • Using emotional intelligence as an anger management tool
  • Anger management prevention plan

Individual Sessions

We provide personalized sessions designed to assist individuals in comprehending and skillfully managing their anger. Customized to address each person's specific needs and triggers, this approach emphasizes the development of self-awareness, the identification of anger's root causes, and the adoption of practical strategies for more constructive emotional responses. Through exploration of communication styles, stressors, and coping mechanisms, you will acquire valuable tools to navigate challenging situations, promoting personal growth and emotional well-being.


Anger Management For Children & Teens

The adolescent years bring about significant changes; their bodies undergo transformations due to hormonal factors, gearing them up for adulthood. Beyond the visible physical shifts, adolescents also navigate diverse psychological changes. Another facet of this stage that can be intense is the fluctuation of emotions, often resembling an emotional roller-coaster. Anger is one emotion that many individuals in this stage find challenging to manage. It's crucial to address and support young people in effectively handling their emotions during this period of growth and change.

The Anger Management for Children & Teens is a 12-week program designed to educate and empower youth aged 10-17 to deal with their anger, use anger management and problem-solving skills, and discover the coping skills they need to manage their anger appropriately.

A major focus of the Anger Management for Children & Teens program is that anger is a normal human emotion, and it is not their anger that is the problem. It is their response to their anger.

Couple Session

Couples Anger Management sessions are arranged on an individual basis through appointments.

Changing partners is not always the solution, as the same relationship patterns tend to persist. Our program helps participants quickly become more aware of their emotions, communication styles, and issues related to conflict, stress, and anger. With newfound awareness, couples can work on acquiring skills to address these issues, with a focus on effective communication through assertion rather than resorting to aggressive or passive styles.

By understanding conflict and developing tools to manage it, our goal is to empower clients to lead more productive lives and foster enriching relationships, often benefiting not just themselves but also their children.


 Anger Assessments Evaluations

  • Courts
  • Probation
  • Pre-Trial
  • Family Courts
  • DFCS Department of Family Children Services
  • Hospitals
  • Corporate
  • Business
  • Universities
  • Government